BOWDEN, Lee Cornelius "Neil"Age 85, widower of Dorma Jeanne Fayssoux Bowden, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Athens, GA, he was a son of the late Lee Crawford and Thelma Williamson Bowden. He was a U.S. Navy
Veteran of World War II
, was an Eagle Scout, and was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Mr. Bowden was retired from Fluor-Daniel after years of service. He was a graduate of University of Georgia
and earned a Masters degree from Auburn University. Mr. Bowden was a member of the UGA Arch Society and a devoted Georgia Bulldog supporter. Mr. Bowden is survived by a daughter, Amy Bowden Mathis (David); three sons, Lee. C. Bowden, Jr. (Jean), Rhea F. Bowden (Nancy) and John B. Bowden; one granddaughter, Margaret "Meg" Bowden; daughter-in-law, Nancy Haile Bowden; six nieces and many friends. He was predeceased by a brother, Frank Patrick Bowden. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 12 p.m., at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Nelson Stokes. Interment will be on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 3 p.m., in Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, GA. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., at The Mackey Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Athens YMCA Camp, P.O. Box 8, Tallulah Falls, GA 30573; or the Boy Scouts of America, Blue Ridge Council, 1 Park Plaza, Greenville, SC 29607. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.mackeymortuary.com
. THE MACKEY MORTUARY, Greenville, SC (864) 232-6706.